Bake-Off® Contest 46, 2013
Houston, Texas

Parmesan Crusted Veggie Spirals

Good-for-you veggies hide in this triple cheesy, pizza-crust appetizer.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 20
 

Ingredients

1
box (7 oz) Green Giant™ frozen antioxidant blend broccoli, carrots and sweet peppers
1
jar (6 oz ) marinated artichoke heart quarters, drained
6
oz 1/3-less-fat (Neufchâtel) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
1/4
teaspoon Italian seasoning
1
can Pillsbury™ refrigerated thin pizza crust
1 1/4
cups shredded Parmesan cheese (5 oz)

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  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray large cookie sheets with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Microwave frozen vegetables as directed on box. Drain; cool 3 minutes. Finely chop vegetables and artichokes.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, Italian seasoning, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper until blended. Stir in vegetables and artichokes; mix well.
  • 3 Unroll dough on cutting board; press into 15x11-inch rectangle. Spread with cream cheese mixture to within 1 inch of one long side. Starting with filled long side, carefully roll up; pinch edge to seal. Using serrated knife, cut into 20 slices.
  • 4 In shallow dish, spread Parmesan cheese. Gently press both sides of each slice into cheese. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Press each slice into 2 1/2-inch round.
  • 5 Bake 13 to 19 minutes or until bottoms are deep golden brown. Serve warm.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray large cookie sheets with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Microwave frozen vegetables as directed on box. Drain; cool 3 minutes. Finely chop vegetables and artichokes.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, Italian seasoning, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper until blended. Stir in vegetables and artichokes; mix well.
  • 3 Unroll dough on cutting board; press into 15x11-inch rectangle. Spread with cream cheese mixture to within 1 inch of one long side. Starting with filled long side, carefully roll up; pinch edge to seal. Using serrated knife, cut into 20 slices.
  • 4 In shallow dish, spread Parmesan cheese. Gently press both sides of each slice into cheese. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Press each slice into 2 1/2-inch round.
  • 5 Bake 13 to 19 minutes or until bottoms are deep golden brown. Serve warm.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
280mg
280%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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